Education in Pakistan is a systematic process of starting studying in schools for 10 – 12 years in which first two years are elementary education. Once students pass out matriculation level which is the end of school level, they are able to get Admissions into Top Colleges in Pakistan. For further two years, a student studies in a college so that higher education then can be pursued. The governance of education is done by various educational departments at provincial and federal level. Whereas, a grand regulatory body, Higher Education Commission (HEC) governs the higher education in Pakistan. Educational environment in Pakistan consists of private and public sector both, all accredited by the regulatory bodies. Annual number of graduates that Pakistan is able to produce exceeds 450,000 including graduates of management, computer, engineering, mass communication, pharmacy, medical, law, art, and design.
Pakistan has a huge number of higher secondary institutions but as far as higher education institutes (HEIs) are concerned, they are 188 across the country. All of these 188 HEIs are HEC Recognized Institutions in Pakistan offering Bachelor, Master, M. Phil and PhD degrees. HEC provides a basic guideline to all the institutes which aims at providing a valid, unbiased and quality education for developing students. A strong emphasis has been laid on research and innovation as the global space turns out towards that way. Students graduating from the Pakistan’s education system are able to mark their name on international stage including Ali Moeen Nawazish, Malala Yousafzai, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Asad Umar etc. These are successful products of Pakistani education system.
HEC ranks all universities on an annual basis but international bodies also categorize Pakistani universities every year on different criterion. It is a success in itself that top ranking universities in Pakistan exist as per the rankings of international bodies. Recently, Times Impact Ranking included 22 Pakistani universities in most impactful universities across the world. World QS Ranking is another big achievement for few of the Pakistani universities as world’s top universities are ranked in there and institutes including, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), COMSATS, University of Engineering and Technology (UET) and University of the Punjab (PU) are in those rankings.
On the other hand, leading colleges in Pakistan include Aitchison College, Queen Mary College, Government College University, Kinnaird College, Lahore College for Women University, Forman Christian College, Punjab Group of Colleges, Superior Group of Colleges, Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, DJ Sindh Government Science College, Adamjee Government Science College, Bahria College and many more. There are variety of specialized and general institutes in Pakistan as specific fields are offered by some of the specialized colleges. However, there are general category institutes too that offer all programs under various departments of the same institute.
Educational Institutes in Pakistan also provide convenience to parents with separate colleges and universities for boys and girls. Majority of the institutes are co-education but there is a decent number of institutes that are only for boys and in the same way for girls. Becoming an army man is one of the distinctions in our country, hence, there are separate cadet / military colleges in the country. Military colleges are most commonly known as cadet colleges and they are also operated in private and public modes. Some of the top colleges in Pakistan in this category are Army Public Colleges across all provinces, Military Colleges in Jhelum, Murree and Sui.
Criterion on which the Top Colleges in Pakistan and Top Ranking Universities in Pakistan are categorized is quality assurance, teaching quality, research, finance, facilities and social integration / community development. Schools, Colleges and Universities are all ranked and rewarded by regulatory authorities with keeping the mentioned criteria in-check. Higher an institute scores collectively in all categories, higher is the ranking of that institute. All the institutes are bound to follow provincial and federal ministries of education as it is both, a provincial and federal subject as per 18th amendment to the constitution of Pakistan.
For all the institutes and their information, visit our page as we will provide students with key data related not only to colleges but universities as well. All Institutes of Pakistan are listed here.